Friday, May 20, 2005

Internet Quizzes. Yippee.

I thought I'd be cool and post a couple of these LAME and POORLY DESIGNED internet quizes out there.

You Are 26 Years Old


Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Your Political Profile

Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal

Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal

Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal

Your Linguistic Profile:

65% General American English

30% Yankee

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern


Monday, May 16, 2005

Freshman Year, and the EVVY Awards are now Over.

The EVVY's went incredibly well. I had a terrific time and made strong bonds with people who I know will be my colleagues in the future. In fact, I made closer bonds with everybody, and discovered new friends, and found out good and bad things about existing ones. And I got to operate camera five, which had some sweet bump shots.

But you may know that I and J-Pizzle were nominated for an EVVY Award for Best On-Air Personality. We didn't win, but it was an honor to be nominated, and the guy who won was working at Q97.9 FM in Portland, ME! So the fact that we were in the same league with him was awesome. You can hear the shows at

Well, I'm tired, but I'm sleeping on the couch here at the Paula household, so I didn't sleep that great. But hey, whatever. I'm pretty much better after the EVVY's, but I'm probably going to take it easy today. Nearby Lynn Massachusetts has a store called "Building 19 & 7/8ths" Which is a small chain similar in nature to mardens, except sketchier. But its still awesome.

Also, I'm going to call the Majestic Theatre and see if I did indeed leave my red winter coat in the theatre. I think I did, because I can't for the life of me figure out where it could be. I checked everything.

Anyway, yesterday Patrick came down and we loaded up the HUGE amount of junk that I had accumulated (actually, it's not really junk, but I'd gained more stuff than I thought.) Then I had to help J-Pizzle move out, since he was taking me to his house to stay with him for a few days while I wait for my tuesday flight. Then we had to unload him, we went for a walk along the ocean (It was cold, but beautiful, I kept thinking how much mom would have loved it) His house is on the corner near a park which is on the ocean. It's cool to look out the window and see the water.

I'm a little annoyed, because I packed up my computer I forgot to print out my hometeaching report, so I am going to have to call everybody back today/tommorow and get their report so I can turn it in. Home teaching here is ridiculous since people come and go all the time, and it is just crazy. The organization is tough and the number of people each of us is supposed to teach each month is 6! Six different individual meetings. Its rough. I didn't succeed much. Oh well.

Just 32 hours until I board my flight to come home! Talk to y'all soon. (Got to get back in that southern feelin'!) ;)

Friday, May 13, 2005

The 24th Annual EVVY Awards is killing me!


I've been on my feet almost the last three days, spending a lot of time inside listening to a headset and moving expensive equipment. I am on dinner break, so I took 30 minutes for dinner, and so I have about 15 minutes to write a quick post and try to check in with my sanity. (I don't have thirty minutes because you have to arrive early to be ready to start AT 6:00 (which means waiting at the door to sign into the theatre, dropping your coat off in the basement, and getting to your station and settle in).

Seriously, this is so hard, but it is still a really fun time and will ultimately be really really awesome. If you haven't been told to already, tune into the show on the The Emerson Channel Webstream.

The show where I am operator of Camera 5 (House right box) starts at 2:00pm

The evening show, where I am camera assistant for the same camera, starts at 6:00pm.

Tune in! And/Or visit Thanks!

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Help! I Need Somebody!

I wish I could have someone just make me well. I'm sick. (Congratulations, DOUCHE, you're only 3 intense days away from an awesome show, and your SICK)

Well, I should quit whining. I tried to go to bed at 9pm, and I think I actaully feel asleep in about fifteen minutes. At which time I was RUDELY awakened by a knock at my door. I didn't answer, but It's scared me, my heart was actually pounding out of my chest. So then, of course, I couldn't get back to sleep, so I tried calling my sister Sarah about how many EVVY tickets she wanted me to buy for her, but she didn't answer (even though she said she'd call me back tonight.)

Then I tried to go to sleep again, but it then Dad called back and woke me up, which was okay, because I really wanted his advice about what to do to get well-FAST. He told me to drink lots of water (duH) and take certain herbs once an hour all day, and not eat, and if I get hungery to drink juice. He said if I do that I might be cleared up by the end of the day. Lets hope.

So here I am now, chatting with Laurie, Jake S., and J-Pizzle, and posting this. Yeah. Oh, did I mention that I need to get up at about 7:00am? Sweet huh.

What else is there to say? Hmmm. Oh, if you want to watch the show that I might win an award for, you can watch it LIVE on the ECTV Webstream. The show starts at 2:00pm EST and should run about 2.5 hours. I will hopefully win and so you might see me on camera, but if not, you can look at the camera angles, and the shots coming from the house right floor are my camera (camera 5) Yea for me!

Wish me luck on sleep. I've just killed an hour. It's dead. I just nailed the coffin closed on a whole hour. WHOOPEE.

Friday, May 06, 2005

A Promise Is A Promise

Actually, I never promised, but whatever. In a valient effort to post more regularly, I am just going to do a quick "what's goin' down" post.

Today I had more EVVY meetings, where we talked about framing and camera stuff, and at 3:20 I have an interview to talk about my plans within the organization for next year.

Hopefully tonight I will be able to go to the Pink Floyd laser light show at the Boston Museum of Science. That's the plan anyway. Well, wish me luck, more later!

Thursday, May 05, 2005

It's Been A While (since my last post)/You've Come A Long Way, Baby (to read this post)

I realize that my posting times have decreased dramatically. But I'm also wondering why that is, since I'm actually not that busy. I am going to make a much more valiant effort to be a better person. This is the year for change. I don't have a lot of time to dilly dally around any more. There are way too many things in my life I need to get a hold of.

But enough about that. Life here has been sweet lately. I've gotten really good grades in all my classes, and right now I'm anticipating A-'s in everything, maybe one B+, but I don't mind, I've done well enough. Everthing has wrapped up and almost all of my friends have left and gone home, so it's just me and J-Pizzle farting around and rummaging through the trash to get the awesome stuff that rich kids from outta state throw away when they go home. For the record, here is a list of things I've gotten from the trash:

1. 4 Cubic Ft. Refrigerator
2. Mircowave (nice, clean)
3. Foam Pads
4. Down Comforter
5. $5 in loose change (it was in a shopping bag in the trash!)
6. Box of fabric softner
7. Powerstrip
8. Emerson College Mug
9. Unopened boxes of Q-tips, Band-aids, shaving cream, and leftover bottles of laudry detergent.
10. ONE GALLON can of Chocolate Flavored Pudding, unopened.
11. My roommates carpet (it's pretty nice, still)
12. Several clean and unopened foodstuffs, like cans of soup and M&Ms
13. USB cable for a printer
14. Small vacuum from my roommate
15. Small tool box (new)
16. Light for mounting on consumer camera
17. Desktop lamp w/ box of bulbs
18. Recycle Bin (Trash Can with recycling sybol on the outside

Things that my friend found while I was with him:
1. White TV/VCR Combo with 20 ft. coaxial cable (working)
2. Led Zeppelin Poster
3. Innumerable crappy posters, including a stack of about 20 G5 Mac computer posters
4. Poster Tubes (about 12)
5. Kitchen trash can
6. DVD: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (it was in an unmarked case, but not bootlegged!
7. Carpet
8. 17" CRT computer monitor
9. Multi-media keyboard
10. Foam for packing his stuff up
11. Toilet paper, paper towels for the kitchen in the suite.
12. Assorted cleaning supplies, like a push broom (roller broom) fabreeze, Clorox wipes.
13. A room lamp and a table lamp

Like I said, we have some awesome stuff, and we're all sharing which is cool.

But what else have I been up too? I feel like there is so much to tell, but at the same time I am brain dead about what exactly it was that I was going to tell you about. I had big plans for this post, lemme tell you, BIG!

Anyway, the Evvy awards are in nine days and things are already starting to pick up. Meeting are beginning, discussions are happening and time is starting to run out. I really need to take care of myself and stay on the ball or else I’m going to be dead by the end of the week. I am excited, but I’m also anxious.

I still haven’t told you guys, have I! I entered into three categories and was actually nominated for “Best Radio Personality” so there is a good possibility that I will be winning an Evvy with J-Pizzle, my co-host! So, today I went shopping and bought myself a black dress shirt for 20 dollars from TJ-Maxx, which I will wear the night of the Evvy’s, so that (hopefully) if I win the award, I’ll still look shnazzy even though I will be in all black (since I will be camera operating.)

So that’s exciting. I also bought a CD from Strawberries in Downtown Crossing, (about a block away) for 99 cents and it looks like it was a pretty good buy, and then I went to Wendy’s and ordered ten chicken nuggets with BBQ sauce. Mmm. It was scrummy.

Then I returned home, worked on cleaning through my stuff, my computer files, and working out the details of my personal possessions and there return to Tanner’s house in Lewiston, ME.

Tanner has decided to take a year off from college, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I agree that he isn’t doing that well in college right now, and it sort of is a waste of his time and money if he hates it. However, I know Tanner and I worry that not being at school won’t make him realize anything, because he’ll sit around all day over analyzing his life instead of just living. Believe it or not, I am not entirely certain what I am doing is the right thing, but I don’t really have time to think about it, I just have fun… and maybe that’s wrong, I don’t know.

But in the mean time, I will try and keep you all much more up to date. And for those of you in Virginia, I’ll be seeing you in just 12 days!